Friday, April 4, 2014

Sounds of Macrock 2014 #5: Myrrh Myrrh

A wonderful thing happens every year in the beauteous mountains of Western Virginia. For one weekend in early April, the city of Harrisonburg is the epicenter of a dynamite little festival, the Mid Atlantic College Radio Conference, otherwise known as Macrock. I’ve been to a couple of these events, and have had a brilliant time taking in the bands and breathing the beautiful mountain air. Alas and alack, I won’t be in Harrisonburg this weekend for this year’s Macrock, but that doesn’t mean I’m not paying attention to who’s going to be playing. I’ve made a list of bands I think worthy of your time, whether you’re heading to the mountains or not.

I'm really digging me some Myrrh Myrrh lately. Local DC types, the trio combines exceptionally pretty lady vocals with exceptionally sludgy, scuzzy noise. And it totally works. Call them what you will, just don't call them shoegaze (because they don't want you to, and because they're not). Just make sure you give them a good once-over (or two).







[posted 4.14.14]


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